Remind us about about you and what you create?
I taught Art/Textiles at the local secondary school for over 30 years and tried my hardest to sneak in, what was considered, the “old” craft skills. I taught the students to embroider, knit, crotchet, use bead work, patchwork and of course use the sewing machines to create appliques.
Will you be selling some special festive creations?
This Christmas is going to be “Adopt a Cacti Christmas”. I have knitted some wonderful pet cacti that could be given to anyone as a gift – no care needed – just an occasional dust. I have also bought back my glitzy peg dolls and made up peg dolly kits which would be fab for stocking fillers. My animal badges have also returned with some hand sewn highly embroidered Christmas tree decorations for that special tree.
Will you be taking part in any other fairs over the Christmas period?
I only work with Claire and the Fairy Tale Fairs.
You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?
The fairs have a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. The organization is spotless. The stalls holders and the visitors all appreciate the originality of the crafts on sale and I have received some very complimentary remarks about my work. The coffee, tea and cake work well for me too!
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
I only craft for the Fairy Tale Fairs, friends and relatives. I just enjoy what I do with no pressures – heavenly.
Sum up what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less!:
Warmth, contentment, family and pets.